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We are still accepting Section entries for our Senior PGA Professional Championship at Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, OR. The event will be held Thursday-Friday, September 4-5.

The PGA of America has adopted the condition of competition for Grooves and/or Punch Marks at the Section level of the Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Professional Championship.  Starting this year, ALL PLAYERS choosing to play in the Championship Division MUST comply with this condition of competition.  This condition is in place for any senior who is playing the Championship Division regardless of whether they are trying to qualifying for the Senior Professional National Championship. This condition does not apply to players choosing to play in the Senior Division.

If you want to sign up for PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship, please CLICK HERE   This SEPARATE (and additional) entry is for a chance to play for the purse and title of Senior PGA Champion.

~History of the Championship~

The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952. Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ G&CC with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars. The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall. Today this is a popular event for Section seniors.

Last year, Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo won the PNW Senior PGA Championship in a playoff against Tom Sovay of The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge.  He previously won this event from 2006 – 2011.

~History of Tetherow GC~

tetherowTetherow was designed by renowned architect David McLay Kidd. Kidd was raised at Gleneagles in central Scotland playing early golf over the famous James Braid designed Kings Course, and is now one of the leading golf course architects in the world. Among his credits is Bandon Dunes on the Oregon Coast, a course consistently named by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of the world’s best.

The design incorporates elements of the seaside links David grew up with in his native Scotland: fescue grasses, deep uneven bunkers, rippling fairways and run-up areas to the greens.

CLICK HERE – to view a complete list of past champions.

Reminder – the Senior PGA Professional Championship has Senior Hudson Cup points (worth 1.5 times the normal value) and Senior Player of the Year points!  Plan on playing!

Seniors – hope to see you in September at Tetherow GC!